20 March 2017

Heesen Shipyard: Quality Engineering and Exceptional Design

A multi-award winning Dutch shipyard, Heesen is one of the most famous luxury yacht builders in the world. The Heesen brand was founded in 1978 in Oss, Holland, and quickly made a name for itself as a high-quality manufacturer of luxury performance powerboats with an international reputation for technical innovation, a meticulous attention to detail, and superb design.

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Producing aluminium and steel custom superyachts up to 80m, Heesen has consistently broken records through innovative design and advanced engineering: from the first luxury yacht capable of 50+ knot speeds in 1998 (M/Y OCTOPUSSY), to the world’s largest sport fisherman in 1996 (M/Y OBSESSION), the world’s first fast displacement hull in 2013 (M/Y GALACTICA STAR), the first yacht to harness kinetic energy with Hull Vane technology in 2014 (M/Y ALIVE), and the shipyard’s largest yacht delivered to date, the 70m M/Y GALACTICA SUPER NOVA.

With well over 170 yachts launched and 10 projects in the works - including the upcoming 75m M/Y VESTA - Heesen has collected many superyacht design awards over the decades; M/Y GALACTICA STAR received nine alone, from ‘Best Displacement Yacht’ to ‘Best Interior Design’ and ‘Best of the Best’ by the Robb Report.


Always seeking to push existing boundaries of aesthetic design and performance, the Heesen brand is known for its focus on the fine details, rigorous quality control, and avant-garde approach to construction. The current fleet of Heesen yachts include displacement, semi-displacement, and the new revolutionary fast displacement hull, which delivers high speeds and 30% more fuel efficiency. All Heesen yachts are customisable to reflect Owners’ requirements – from performance, to materials, to special features like swimming pools and beach clubs.

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The state-of-the-art Heesen shipyard in Oss, Netherlands, spans over 4.4 hectares, with nine sheds and five dry docks. The Heesen team of world-class craftsmen, engineers and designers create yachts that turn Owners’ dreams of seafaring perfection into reality.

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Heesen offers a complete care service for its fleet of yachts throughout their lifetime, with a crew training academy for engineers and deckhands, a Heesen refit service with-state-of-the-art refit facilities and fly-out technicians, an original spare parts service, and yacht management.

The 46.71m M/Y LADY PETRA is a stunning Heesen superyacht for sale. Built and owned by the Founder of Heesen Yachts, the stunning vessel is in as-new condition with modern interiors throughout by Bannenberg and Rowell and stylish exterior design by Omega Architects. M/Y LADY PETRA has a maximum speed of 15 knots, a nautical range of 4,200nm and zero-speed stabilisers for a comfortable experience. The perfect vessel for family cruising, M/Y LADY PETRA accommodates up to 12 guests in six stunning staterooms and has a Jacuzzi on the spacious sun deck.

To find out more about Heesen yachts available for sale or charter, or to find out more about building your own Heesen superyacht, contact Fraser.

47m (154ft)
2012 / 2024 (refitted)
12 in 6 cabins